UK’s NCSC says national security risk from equipment from China’s ZTE cannot be mitigated

UK’s NCSC says national security risk from equipment from China’s ZTE cannot be mitigated  | #TpromoCom #China #Telco #Spy |  Britain’s main cyber security agency said on Monday it had written to organizations in the UK’s telecommunications sector warning them about using services or equipment from Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp.

“NCSC assess that the national security risks arising from the use of ZTE equipment or services within the context of the existing UK telecommunications infrastructure cannot be mitigated,” said Ian Levy, the Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Center.

As the cold war with China heats up, it’s obvious that there’s no length to which either side will go to stay ahead of the other. And then again, I recall shipments of digital telco switches that were shipped to  China from the United  States in the 1990’s that had “back doors” installed in the software. Tit for tat is the name of the game and we’re going to see a whole lot more of this in the near future. –Al Colombo

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